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2021 WBEA Business Conference & Matchmaking

Wednesday, August 25 – Thursday, August 26 | 8:30am-4:00pm CDT 

Innovative Ideas!  Intentional Actions! This virtual event provides a platform for brand extension and supplier development while linking women business enterprises (WBEs) with corporate purchasers, governmental agencies, and other women-owned businesses for the primary purpose of increasing opportunity, creating connections and building strong business relationships.


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Direct Forgiveness Through the SBA:
Loans for $150,000 or Less

   Tuesday, August 24 | 10:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE
Friday, August 27 | 1:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE

The SBA will now allow certain businesses with PPP loans of $150,000 or less to apply directly through a new SBA portal for the forgiveness of their loan. The SBA will discuss who is eligible, what information is needed, creating a login, and getting help with your application.

SBA-Guaranteed Loans

Access to Capital with the City of Houston
Office of Business Opportunity

Tuesday, August 24 | 2:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Learn about SBA loan programs and how to improve your chances of loan approval!

Sides to the 5 C’s of Credit

Wednesday, August 25 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join us to learn about how the 5 C’s affect you when obtaining credit and when you are ready to provide credit terms to your customers!


Access Capital: Start-Ups and Growing Businesses

Thursday, August 26 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Register for this panel discussion to learn excellent financial information for starting a business. Three lenders will discuss how they analyze a loan request. You will be able to ask questions pertaining to your specific business and industry. This webinar is in partnership with the Port of Houston.

2021 Annual HUB/Vendor Show

Wednesday, August 25 | 9:00am-3:00pm CDT
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), Sam Houston State University (SHSU), SHSU Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the City of Huntsville invite you to join their 24th Annual HUB/Vendor Show. State agencies and universities are required to utilize HUBs in the procurement process to ensure that those businesses receive a fair share of state business. This event gives vendors an opportunity to meet directly with purchasers.

To Register: contact Ruby Cowan at
Phone: 936-437-7026 or Email: [email protected].gov

Ginnie Mae’s 2021 Small Business Outreach Event

Tuesday, August 31 | 9:00am-11:45am CDT | REGISTER
The Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is sponsoring The Ginnie Mae’s Fiscal Year 2021 Small Business Outreach Event.

HCC Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) is designed to help veterans start and grow a small business. This integrated three-stage program covers the key elements of gaining 21st century digital skills, building practical small business and entrepreneurship skills, and offers an innovative combination local resources and support structure to launch and grow businesses!


WBEA Women’s Business Center
Entrepreneurship Symposium

Wednesday, September 1 | 9:00am-12:30pm CDT | REGISTER
During this virtual event, entrepreneurs are invited to explore and strengthen their business acumen, cultivate their network, and connect with like-minded business owners for growth.


Business Latina Expo

jueves 9 de septiembre | 8:00am CDT | REGISTRO
Si eres una mujer emprendedora que has estado manteniendo el equilibrio entre tu familia, del hogar y el trabajo “Business Latina Expo” es un evento dedicado exclusivamente para ti. El día incluye networking con cafecito y un desayuno continental, aprendiendo de otras mujeres que vienen a compartir contigo sus conocimientos para llevar tu negocio a otro nivel.

Leveraging the SBA 8(a) Certification
from San Antonio to Houston

Thursday, September 9 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program can be one of the most powerful certifications a small business can hold. The program aims to grow and prepare socio-economic small businesses to be more competitive in the federal marketplace. Among the top benefits of this program is a powerful opportunity to receive set aside and sole source contracts. During this virtual event, you will hear from a panel of successful 8(a) business owners and federal procurement agencies from both the San Antonio and Houston market.


Creando Riqueza

jueves 16 de septiembre | 11:00am CDT | REGISTRO
Una guía elemental para asegurar tu futuro financiero— ayuda a crear un plan para generar riqueza y tener finanzas sanas.

Resource Partner Events

Your Money and Banking:
Business Financial Statements

Tuesday, August 24 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER



To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate Your Business? That is the Question

Tuesday, August 24 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER


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Fourth Fridays Small
Business Coffee Chat

Friday, August 27 | 9:00am CDT | REGISTER


Dealing with Microaggressions as an Employee: A LinkedIn Learning Workshop

Tuesday, August 31  | 10:30am CDT | REGISTER



What Your Contracting Officer Wants
in Q4 (And How to Give it to Them)

Tuesday, August 24 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER


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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

Download the SBA Houston Resource Guide HERE

Questions? Please contact [email protected]